Inhalational anaesthetics, ozone depletion, and greenhouse warming: the basics and status of our efforts in environmental mitigation

Cristian Barcaru
Cristian Barcaru • 24 July 2023

The little known effect of NO2 (Entonox) anesthetic gas on the ozone layer. Normally associated with by-products of industrial revolution and vehicle exhaust , it is now the main contributor to ozone layer destruction. There is a tendency to move away from NO2 use in hospitals and use less ozone-damaging gases, but the progress is slow.

Resource author(s)
Lopes, Ritaa; Shelton, Cliffb, C; Charlesworth, Mike
Resource publishing organisation(s) or journal
Anesthesiology Journal
Resource publication date
August 2021

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